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Lightweight CFRP spherical mirrors for the LHCb RICH-1 detector
Author(s): Robert N. Martin; Robert C. Romeo; Geoff Barber; Andre Braem; Nick Brook; Bill Cameron; Carmelo D'Ambrosio; Neville Harnew; Kenneth Lessnoff; Fabio Metlica; Dave Websdale
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Paper Abstract

The design, manufacture and testing of lightweight Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) converging spherical mirrors for the RICH-1 Cherenkov detector of LHCb are described. The mirrors have low areal density to minimize the amount of material in the path of traversing particles and need to be fluorocarbon compatible to avoid degradation in the C4F10 radiator gas. The total area is about 2m2 and high reflectivity (typically 90%) over the wavelength range 200-600nm is required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6670, Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems IV, 66700O (18 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.734716
Show Author Affiliations
Robert N. Martin, Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. (United States)
Robert C. Romeo, Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. (United States)
Geoff Barber, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Andre Braem, CERN (Switzerland)
Nick Brook, Univ of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Bill Cameron, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Carmelo D'Ambrosio, CERN (Switzerland)
Neville Harnew, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Kenneth Lessnoff, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Fabio Metlica, Univ. of Bristol (United Kingdom)
Dave Websdale, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6670:
Nonimaging Optics and Efficient Illumination Systems IV
Roland Winston; R. John Koshel, Editor(s)

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